Canada student protests erupt into political crisis with mass arrests: Alerte Rouge

This story is not being covered by the UK media, which given the similarity to the tuition fees protests in London in 2010-11 is somewhat surprising.

This short piece (below) is from the US version of the Guardian. The protests are also getting some coverage on RT, but not on the BBC!

More than 500 people were arrested in Montreal on Wednesday night as protestors defied controversial new law Bill 78

The blog under the article is far more interesting and informed.

With a link to this video which needs to be seen.

Alerte Rouge

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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